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Videogame Previews

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More than 2,200 custom-created previews, from two major sources, are featured here. This collection showcases footage of video game titles produced for a variety of platforms, from Game Boy Color to Xbox, between 1993 - 2004.

The previews are presented in the form of trailers - short videos that describe the games and include in-game and pre-rendered footage. There are also selected interviews with game creators.

A major part of this collection was originally part of the Video Pipeline website, which provided these previews to retailers and distributors to show in stores and for promotional purposes. They have never before been publicly available.

The other major content provider (of longer-form videos) for this collection is Kikizo.com, a UK-based games website which has been archiving video content, including interviews and in-game footage, for some time. Kikizo.com has generously agreed to have their videos archived for posterity as part of this collection.

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Date Archived
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Videogame Previews
112,059
1
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
90,605
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
61,672
5
7
( 7 reviews )
Videogame Previews
58,922
0
1
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
40,885
2
0
Videogame Previews
38,997
0
0
Videogame Previews
33,754
0
0
Videogame Previews
30,460
0
0
Videogame Previews
29,481
9
11
Vintage educational video to promote software piracy prevention among school children.
( 11 reviews )
Videogame Previews
28,406
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
26,225
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
26,130
1
6
This short EPK of the classic id-developed PC FPS features on-camera shots of John Romero, American McGee, and Jay Wilbur waxing lyrical about the classic shooter.
( 6 reviews )
Videogame Previews
25,331
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
25,129
1
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
23,143
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
22,238
1
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
21,724
0
3
( 3 reviews )
Videogame Previews
21,580
2
0
Videogame Previews
21,344
1
1
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
19,019
0
0
Videogame Previews
18,917
1
0
Videogame Previews
18,836
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
18,758
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
18,440
1
0
This promo videotape, for the Sega Genesis version of Street Fighter 2 Special Championship Edition, includes lots of clips, an ebullient host, special move info, Japanese SFII adverts, American ads for tie-in products such as a 'Rock Em Sock Em Robots'-style toy featuring SFII characters, and more besides.
Videogame Previews
17,877
0
0
Videogame Previews
17,073
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
17,055
0
0
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
16,523
0
1
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
15,880
2
4
( 4 reviews )
Videogame Previews
15,667
4
5
Before the days when controlling solely female characters in a video game was the norm (thanks to Lara Croft), comes a pseudo-sequel to the popular X-Men and X-Men 2 for the Genesis, titled X-Women. The game follows the same formula established by its predecessors, except the player controls an all-female team from the pages of the comic series. But, like many other titles that were announced for the Genesis during its twilight years (the company behind the console, Sega, dropped development...
( 5 reviews )
Videogame Previews
14,919
1
2
( 2 reviews )
Videogame Previews
14,734
0
0
Videogame Previews
14,697
2
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
14,219
0
0
Videogame Previews
14,147
1
0
Videogame Previews
14,085
7
8
( 8 reviews )
Videogame Previews
13,777
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
13,513
1
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
13,462
0
3
( 3 reviews )
Videogame Previews
13,217
2
4
This live-action ad for the Genesis version of side-scrolling platformer Boogerman features our over-ventilated hero blasting a hole in the cafe wall behind him, before a female voice-over explains the problem of the 'Atomic Butt Blast', and some brief in-game footage kicks in.
( 4 reviews )
Videogame Previews
12,799
0
0
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
12,522
2
0
Besides being an amazingly faithful adaptation of the ground-breaking arcade game, the very first home version of Virtua Racing was the first, and only, Sega Genesis game to feature the SVP, or Sega Virtua Processor. Besides being the key element that allowed blazingly fast three dimensional polygons to be produced on a system that was clearly not originally designed to do so, the SVP chip was also Sega's answer to Nintendo's Super FX chip, which had been introduced on the Super NES to produce...
Videogame Previews
12,099
0
0
Videogame Previews
12,079
1
0
Videogame Previews
12,063
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
11,615
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
11,255
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
11,185
4
0
Videogame Previews
10,445
3
2
The ad for the Super Nintendo version of the robot combat game Mechwarrior includes in-game footage and the following 'classic' rap voice-over: "MECH MECH MECH WARRIOR MECH MECH MECH WARRIOR Sixty tons of power under my seat Mechwarrior's not for people who can't stand the heat Virtual Reality aim and shoot With my 3D cockpit simulation view Jump jets, laser beams, cannons full-bore, Heat seeking missiles and shields on board Combat, gotta attack, go for the thrills Get the cash payin'...
( 2 reviews )
Videogame Previews
10,374
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
10,282
0
0
Videogame Previews
10,097
0
0
Videogame Previews
10,049
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
9,701
0
0
Videogame Previews
9,616
2
0
Videogame Previews
9,580
2
1
The extremely quirky Dreamcast virtual pet game, which includes a microphone so you can talk to the bizarre Seaman, is the subject of this Sega-authored ad which has Seaman threatening to... steal your wife?
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
9,510
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
9,207
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
9,190
0
0
Videogame Previews
8,891
0
0
Videogame Previews
8,545
2
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
8,446
0
0
Videogame Previews
8,389
1
0
Videogame Previews
8,254
0
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
8,150
1
0
Videogame Previews
8,105
1
2
( 2 reviews )
Videogame Previews
8,032
0
0
Videogame Previews
8,026
1
1
( 1 reviews )
Videogame Previews
7,954
2
3
( 3 reviews )
Videogame Previews
7,746
0
0
Videogame-related footage taken from Kikizo's archives. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
7,617
0
0
Footage from the Los Angeles-based Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) show in 2004. [Thanks to Kikizo.com for donating this footage.]
Videogame Previews
7,583
2
0